Enrique V. Alvarado of Knippa, TX passed away on March 19, 2019 in Uvalde at the age of 81. He was born on October 9, 1937 in Knippa, TX to Julio and Francisca (Vela) Alvarado. He married Luisa Varela on November 27, 1962 in Littlefield,TX.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years of Knippa; daughter, Sandra Nix and husband, Tod of Pearland; sons, Juan Antonio Alvarado and wife, Rosie of El Paso, and Enrique (Henry) Alvarado, Jr. and companion, Dawn Conner Procell of Hemphill; sisters, Emma Benavides of San Antonio, Ofelia Ibarra of Lytle, Irma Balzen of California, and Rosie Llanes of Florida; brothers, Salvador Alvarado, Robert Alvarado both of Uvalde, Julio Alvarado of Grand Prairie and Eduardo Alvarado of California; 5 grandchildren, Joshua Alvarado of Hemphill, John Henry Contreras III, of Pearland, Isaac Contreras of Pearland, Albert Alvarado of El Paso, and Margarite Alvarado of El Paso; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Telesforo Alvarado, Raul Alvarado, sisters, Beatriz Lopez, Carolina Lopez, and Amalia Perez; and an infant daughter.
A rosary will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Knippa Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Alvarado, John Henry Contreras III, Isaac Contreras, Albert Alvarado, Tod Nix, and Salvador Alvarado, Jr.